The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies. Selected projects will be exhibited in the next installment of our ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in October 2017 at the Open Society Foundations–New York. Selected artists will also receive a grant of $20,000–$30,000 to support ongoing or future work on these themes.
We are seeking photo-based artists whose goal is to resist, question, and/or affirm, not merely to illustrate or document negative impacts as a neutral observer.
We invite proposals about work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives. We encourage applicants to interpret these themes broadly.
We welcome a wide range of photo- and image-based approaches, including documentary photography, conceptual documentary, archival images, curated or aggregated projects, social practice, video art, interactive media, and projects that use photography and/or associated metadata as the basis for information art. Projects may be contemporary, or include historical material.